‘Mrs Beeton’ – the 19th century ‘Domestic Goddess’.

Did you know the 19th century ‘Mrs Beeton’ is largely regarded as the first ‘domestic goddess’- a title the delightful Nigella Lawson embodies today. ‘Mrs Beeton’, as she preferred to be called, (her matronly manor only served to endorse her relentless instruction) success was largely attributable to the fact her husband was a publisher, and she actually copied most recipes from the successful cooks of the day, however by 1868 three years after her death, nearly 2 million copies of her cookbook had been sold and by 1907 it had expanded to over 73 chapters. Between 1780 and 1850 Britain was industrialising. Towns were transforming into cities and the […]

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